Player Highlight Week 8

Sam Frohman, Nathan Zanzig, and Nevin Anandika

Week 8 Player Highlights

Each week, OSUFC will be highlighting three players so as to get to know them a bit more off the field. This week we will get to know Nevin Anandika, Sam Frohman, and Nathan Zanzig.

anandika

Nevin Anandika, 3rd year Midfielder & Mechanical Engineering Major from Dublin, Ohio

Q:  Favorite food, type of music? – “My parents cook lots of food from Indonesia. I ate a lot of the food growing up in Indonesia, so it is always the best eating food from back home. Music? I listen to anything, other than country music of course, but my go to genre is always Hip Hop and Rap. You can never go wrong with it.”

Q: How many years have you been playing soccer? – “I started playing soccer in elementary school in Indonesia around 1st grade (6 years old). Every kid played soccer at school during lunch, so naturally, I picked it up.”

Q: What are you involved in on campus besides OSUFC? – “Other than being mostly consumed by my school work, I manage to get in some research work at the Reliability and Risk Lab here at Ohio State.”

Q: What do you hope to do with your degree/what are your career aspirations? – “I hope to work on the design & development side of engineering. I am still unsure what industry I want to work in, but I definitely want to work on creating/designing new processes and technology that can be introduced into the world to better society.”

Q: Favorite part of OSU life? – “The incredible diversity of students you find on campus is something truly unique to Ohio State. Indonesia’s nation motto is “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” which means “Unity in Diversity”. I find this to be a pretty solid description of the culture here at Ohio State, and I think everyone can see this when every student here comes together to get wild on football game days to support the Buckeyes.”

Q: Do you have any pregame routines or rituals? – “Most of my routine is mental preparation. I try to clear my mind and relax. It helps me to focus on the game.”

Q: How has OSUFC helped you to become a better student, leader, and man? – “My experience on the team since my freshman year has for sure helped to mold me into the person I am today. I definitely have better time management skills. The competitiveness of the club itself has given me a harder working and disciplined mentality that translates into my school life, professional life, and life back at home.”

Q: What has been your favorite OSUFC moment so far? – “I have enjoyed my whole experience with team from daily practices to winning Nationals my freshman year. But I think my favorite OSUFC moment so far would be winning regionals this season. As a team we had to come together to push each other and improve each game we played. Especially in the final against that team up north, the team mentality was incredible in that we never gave up on the game, and ended up coming back and winning in OT. Moments like that are really inspiring for me and push me to work harder to strive for more in every aspect of my life. “

Q: What do you believe will be the impact or legacy that you leave with OSUFC? – “Being on the team throughout my college career has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I believe there is a sense of family in the team in that any combination of players on the team can have fun off the field. On top of that, the team has a mentality to work hard, play hard, and strive for success when it comes to winning every game we play. I hope that the younger guys notice this and continue the culture of winning, but also enjoy every moment with the club, both on and off the field.”

frohman

Sam Frohman, 1st year Goalkeeper & Mechanical Engineering Major from Cincinnati, Ohio

Q:  Favorite food, type of music? – “My favorite food has got to be Canes because there is never a time when you aren’t craving that delicious Canes sauce. I like all types of music, but mainly rap.”

Q: How many years have you been playing soccer? – “I’ve been playing soccer since I was six.”

Q: What are you involved in on campus besides OSUFC? – “I’m still a Freshman so I’m not in many clubs yet. I am, however, in the Honors Program.”

Q: What do you hope to do with your degree/what are your career aspirations? – “I hope to work for a Cincinnati company such as Procter and Gamble so that I can stay near home since Cincinnati is the GOAT city.”

Q: Favorite part of OSU life? – “My favorite part of OSU life are game days because there is an energy on campus on game days like no other.”

Q: Do you have any pregame routines or rituals? – “No, I just joke around like normal and try to make it as normal of a day as I can because I try to play and warm up just as I would for any practice. It keeps me and the rest of the team calm.”

Q: How has OSUFC helped you to become a better student, leader, and man? – “OSUFC has showed me that to be successful in anything you attempt, you must commit yourself fully to it. You will get nothing done if you don’t try your best.”

Q: What has been your favorite OSUFC moment so far? – “The times off the field and away from the game have been great. We’ve all been playing soccer our whole lives so to get together off the field and have some fun has been such a great start to my college career. I even made it on the OSU Campus Snap Story once which has been one of my proudest accomplishments.”

Q: What do you believe will be the impact or legacy that you leave with OSUFC? – “I hope that after my time with OSUFC, I will be a role model to the younger players in the future and I will be known as a player who can play hard while still always keeping in mind that it should still be fun.”

zanzig

Nathan Zanzig, 2nd year Defender & Marketing Major from Green, Ohio

Q:  Favorite food, type of music? – “I could always go for a Grain Bowl, and my music genre of choice is Alternative.”

Q: How many years have you been playing soccer? – “Its been 14 years, so since I was 5.”

Q: What are you involved in on campus besides OSUFC? – “I’m involved with Business Builders Club and Buckets which is an app started at OSU meant to be a college marketplace.”

Q: What do you hope to do with your degree/what are your career aspirations? – “I am unsure at the moment, but I hope to one day start a company that can have a positive impact on the lives of others.”

Q: Favorite part of OSU life? – “Having such a wide range of resources on campus. I feel like if there is ever something I need or some type of help I need I can find somewhere on campus that offers a solution to that need.”

Q: Do you have any pregame routines or rituals? – “I always eat a meal 3-4 hours before game time and stretch.”

Q: How has OSUFC helped you to become a better student, leader, and man? – “The team is made up of an extremely enjoyable group of guys. We all want to be there every training and game and enjoy each other’s company. Being a part of the team has taught me the importance of community.”

Q: What has been your favorite OSUFC moment so far? – “Beating Michigan in overtime to win Regionals was amazing.”

Q: What do you believe will be the impact or legacy that you leave with OSUFC? – “I hope to be the best player I can be on the field, a friend to everyone, and someone to look up to for the young players each year.”